Below is a list of Royal Engineers regiments of the British army that your ancestors may have fought for.
Description: Responsible for military engineering, everything from surveying, sapping, bridge construction and carpentry to bomb disposal. There have always been engineers in the army but the Royal Engineers began life in 1717 as the Corps of Engineers, although they were all commissioned officers.The first non-commissioned officers group was formed in 1782 as the Soldier Artificer Company. They both fell under the Board of Ordnance rather than the army. In 1787 the Corps of Engineers was renamed the Royal Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Royal Military Artificers was formed the same year. In 1797 the Soldier Artificer Company and the Corps of Royal Military Artificers merged to form the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners. In 1855 they all transferred under the direct control of the army. In 1866 the Royal Corps of Engineers and Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners merged to form the Corps of Royal Engineers. Their common name is the Sappers.
73rd Field Company.
- Stanley Brunyee. Sapper. 13 March 1917. Theatre: France & Flanders.
77th Field Company.
- William Robert Braisher. Sapper. Enlisted 23 August 1915.
- William Robert Braisher. Sapper. Died15 February 1916. Theatre: France & Flanders.